“If you took some time to look at the stats/data, you'll see that more than half of the undergrad population at these institutions are actually on generous fin aid.
Wealthy? Good lord, no. $59k/year tuition -- my parents make less than that COMBINED. But, I'm seriously so grateful for alum donors, because the amount of aid I receive makes it POSSIBLE for me to get an education at an elite institution.”
“I dont recall any students being "stabbed outside of their class room[sic]" for "cell phones". Crime in the neighborhood is an issue, but that's another topic...
Also, while I'm not exactly sure how College Prowler/Newsweek compiled this list, I think "happiest" dealt more with the amenities aspect that the universities had for students -- not mentally/psychologically/emotionally "happiest" for students.
UChicago students are known to self-deprecate, so a lot of this "hearsay" about suicide rates, etc. is BS. Unless you've been an undergrad at the college in the last 5 years (it's gone through a lot of change), you're completely disconnected from the university and have no idea what's going on. So, sorry, but I think your input is more BS than the rankings.”
mira chancleta on Aug 18, 2012 at 23:19:06
“...just remember to turn over your backpack when asked for it...it's not worth dying for, now go pick up those pom-poms...”